Colorado College tied the University of Denver twice earlier this season (4-4, 1-1) at Magness Arena and the World Arena. Their results, specifically their three-on-three overtime “victory” at Magness Arena, were widely hailed as ‘wins’ by the Colorado Springs faithful – especially after dropping 14 straight to the Pioneers heading into the series.
Video: Jeopardy used to allow for multiple winners with a tie but added a tie-breaker in 2016 to select a single winner to advance to the next show.
Our research staff identified seven rare scenarios where a tie is actually considered a ‘win’.
- When a defendant faces a hung jury, there is a mistrial declared and the defendant is neither convicted nor acquitted. However, in many cases, the defendant may not be retried.
- In the game of blackjack, an ace/10 will win a bigger payout than a hand of 21 – even though the players have an identical score of 21. Also, in some games of blackjack, especially for charitable events, a tie goes to the house.
- When a lottery has two or more contestants that select the same winning numbers, each is determined to be a winner and share the spoils.
- A tie bid on eBay goes to the first bidder to set the winning price.
- In horse racing, a tie results in multiple winners. A dead heat payout is calculated by dividing the stake payout proportionally between the number of winners in the race.
- In the board game Risk, a tie always goes to the defender.
- Whenever CC ties the University of Denver in hockey it is a win for the Tigers.
CC will be going for the win or the ‘tie for the win‘ starting this weekend on Friday at the Broadmoor World Arena at 8:00 pm as part of the NCHC game of the week, televised on the CBS Sports Network.